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Motivation Letter for Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MaRIHE)

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Mar 7, 2021   #1
Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.
I need some help for my motivation letter for Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MaRIHE).

letter of motivation for MaRIHE

The letter can be max. 2 pages, Here are the instructions about letter;

*What is your motivation to participate in the MARIHE programme?
*Why is this master course the next step for your personal Curriculum Vitae? Please refer to the objectives of MARIHE.
*Which of the course modules are most important to you?
*What is your first preference for one of the four specializations in the 3rd and 4th semester (Institutional Research, Leadership and Management, Research and Innovation, Learning and Teaching)? Why would you prefer this specialization?

*Which abilities (academic/professional/personal/...) qualify you for participating in MARIHE?
*What expectations do you have regarding teaching and mobility (moving to a new university every semester)?

Dear Sir/Madam,

This letter is written to express my interest in the MaRIHE programme. The Master's degree in higher education seems to match perfectly with my academic background and practical experience.

Along with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and full licensure to practice, I have more than eight years of experience as a research assistant and nursing educator, working at the Department of Psychiatric Nursing at XXX University. Currently, I hold a Master's degree in psychiatric nursing, and also I participated in some psychotherapy courses to enhance my individual interviewing skills.

As a part of my duty, I give some courses about communication, coping with stress, and psychiatric disorders. Moreover, I conduct scientific researches and present conclusions of them in national and international congress and conferences. A detailed list of my publications can be seen in my CV. During this mission, I am using SPSS for statistical analysis and MS Office for reporting/documentation. It would also be honest to indicate here that I am highly skillful in planning and data management. I also would like to mention here that, presently I am writing my PhD thesis in psychiatric nursing, which contributes to my professional research and analyzing competencies continuously.

Ever since I had discovered my passion in research in higher education, I wanted to extend my skills in this field and I got involved in the Assessment and Evaluatin Commission of Nursing Department. As a member of commission, I provide information about the success rate of students, the performance of academicians and course evaluations. Thus, I contribute to decision making, strategic planning for program reviews and accreditation requirements.

Even though it seems that my job is a good match with the health sector, I always used and want to continue using my skills in research. Planning and conducting researches and reporting results of them help us to produce evidence-based information, therefore research modules are significant to me.

As a result of my academic background and professional experience, my first preference for specialization is Institutional Research. It is a fact that Institutional Research is one of the most important components of colleges and universities. The quality of education, increased international competition and performance- based funding methods in higher education make Institutional Research more significant. I know that it plays a crucial role to contribute to information about success of students and departments, compare actual and desired performance and innovative approaches to university planning. In this regard, to transform existing data and knowledge into meaningful action is deeply important for me. Thus, I would like to gain further knowledge about Institutional Research. That will help me to enhance my experience and productivity in this field and pursue a future career, which allows me to describe characteristics of higher education and provide a lead on higher educational improvement issues.

I believe that my eight years of research and analysis experience as a researcher and, my communication and management skills as a nursing educator, as well as my work in the commission qualify me to participate in this program.

I am convinced that studying the MaRIHE program will not only provide me the knowledge and skills I need as a researcher and an educator but also give an opportunity to look at higher education institutions a global perspective and motivate me to learn about different higher education systems of different countries. Also I believe that the mobility scheme of the program will help me to improve my ability to adapt to new environments and cultures. I am also sure that I will do my best to succeed in this program. Thank you for considering my request, and I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,
Holt  Educational Consultant - / 10,535 3447  
Mar 8, 2021   #2
Words of uncertainty do not help your presentation. So the word "seems" in the first paragraph totally makes that part of the presentation useless. In fact, it is an unnecessary presentation in this letter. You can actually remove that and go immediately to the second paragraph presentation. Remember that the reviewers are pressed for time when reading applicant essays. They appreciate less flowery worded applications. Just get to the point as soon as you can so that they can fully consider everything about your application without having to wade through word fillers or irrelevant (as far as they are concerned) information.

Actually, the rest of the essay just needs to be edited for content and presentation. Like I said you tend to use too many words and representations when you should be direct to the point. Nothing a professional editing service cannot provide for you. You may wish to contact me directly for that service.
OP esoong 1 / 1  
Mar 8, 2021   #3
Thank you for your feedback. You are right, I use too many words.

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